|Darlene Tverdohleb |||Sep 17, 2015 09:46 PM EDT|
(Photo : Youtube) A "San Andreas" scene where Dwayne Johnson with his wife on a boat has to overcome the massive tsunami.
Are the cities of Honolulu, Seattle, and Los Angeles ready for a massive tsunami?
According to NBC News, more than a million people have evacuated their homes in Chile in the wake of 8.3 magnitude earthquake and tsunami alert on Sep. 16, Wednesday night. It resulted to less than a dozen of casualties.
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Now compare it to the 8.8 magnitude in 2010. It has caused more than 500 people dead because of the massive tsunami. It also resulted to criminal charges against many government officials because the local government failed to warn the people with tsunami alert. Emergency response procedures and new evacuation drills were later prompted.
To evacuate a million people or more and only have a few deaths would be "phenomenal," said Costas Synolakis, University of Southern California's Tsunami Research Center director. "It's a positive message for us," he said. "If the Chileans can evacuate a million people in 15 or 20 minutes, we should be able to do it as well."
The New Yorker (Walid Shoebat), according to Before It's News, said that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculations that show "these types of earthquakes happen at regular intervals" in the United States Pacific northwest for about every 240 years.
A physicist and professor at City College of New York, Michio Kaku, told Fox News on July 15 that "The Cascadia fault is an earthquake waiting to happen... We know it's going to happen with an energy 30 times ... the maximum energy of the San Andreas fault."
If one was able to see the movie "San Andreas" that stars actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, it could happen a few times more than that.
The professor also added that animals can detect before a mega-quake actually hits in which its compression wave is sensed by them a minute or two-and then it happens.
Americans living in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and California are at high risk of encountering these disasters. Therefore, by escaping a tsunami, sirens are used or bullhorns are used for getting the attention of sunbathers and swimmers. As much as possible, when the quake hits that can throw one down to the ground, and as soon as able to get up, it is advised to run to the nearest higher ground or to a safe place.
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